The history of the NZIOB started in 1964 under the banner of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB). In 1983 the umbilical cord was cut, and the NZIOB was incorporated. Throughout its now, 34-year history, the NZIOB and its membership have been very focused on performing two core roles:


Development of an active and collegial construction community that provides CPD and social events to a membership that is drawn across the entire sector.


Representing the entire Construction Industry as an energetic, articulate, and reliable stakeholder. 


With the former, the NZIOB is committed to providing our members with a great membership experience. For the latter, the Institute undertakes projects and represents the industry in a way that is consistent with our foundation principles, namely:

  • Encouraging high performance within the construction industry and raising standards and productivity;

  • Representing the construction industry, and lobbying on its behalf;

  • Fostering construction research and innovation;

  • Engagement with Government;

  • Providing quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events for industry. 


Every two years the NZIOB Council sets its strategic direction, with progress against the resultant Strategic Plan being evaluated every 60 days.



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The 2017 Entries are now open - click HERE to enter

The NZIOB Awards for Excellence are the premier New Zealand Building Industry Awards that acknowledge and celebrate the people behind the projects.

The Awards are unique as they are the only New Zealand Building Industry Awards that celebrate and recognise an individuals’ professional excellence in the building and construction process, as opposed to recognising and awarding the project or completed structure.

The NZIOB Awards for Excellence are open to anyone in the industry and entries are judges by a panel of industry peers.

Visit: for more information.


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The NZIOB Charitable Trust is registered on the Charities Register (registration number CC32376), first registered in June 2008, being a re-registration of the earlier NZIOB Charitable Trust founded in 1985 (required with legislation changes).

In a 11 March 1993 letter from Garry Tait noted: “The Trust was formed in 1985 and is specifically used for educational purposes, grants and scholarships.”

Visit the NZIOB Charitable trust website to find out more and to register for upcoming events:


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'Constructing our World' was held on Wednesday 22nd of March to Friday 24th of March 2017.

The presentations from the 2-day Conference are now available to download, please visit